366TAS: 1:52 – Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues

So one thing you’re going to see a fair amount of in this little countdown (“countup?”) that I’m doing will be cover songs. Now I’m sure some of you out there are groaning with memories of awful covers you’ve heard, but take heart! Cover songs can go a lot of different ways (8 different ways, to be exact), and some of those are pretty darn awesome. I like to think that the covers you’ll hear later on will fit in that latter category.

Some of those excellent covers you may have heard before may have been the song “Summertime Blues.” The Who did a critically-praised rendition, Brian Setzer did a bang-up job with it, even Alan Jackson topped the Billboard Country charts with the song (although I can’t offer much of an opinion on that one). But did you know that it was Eddie Cochran who wrote and originally recorded “Summertime Blues” back in the late 50’s? Well, he did, and it’s the pick at 1:52. I believe it’s also the only time all year you’ll see two 1950’s tracks back to back…

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One Response to 366TAS: 1:52 – Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues

  1. John says:

    I’ll offer the Baseball Project’s Buzzcock-y bonus track, “The Magic Mitt Of Jason Byles.” Husker Du’s “Actual Condition” (I’ve always liked the Grant Hart numbers) is also a strong contender.

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